Everything listed under: nursing home fracture

  • Assisted Living Patient Falls Repeatedly, Suffers Multiple Fractures; Case Settles

    A 78-year-old female patient was admitted to an assisted living facility on Christmas Eve in 2015, with a history of having eloped from home on multiple occasions. While at the hospital, she was noted to be increasingly confused and, per therapy records there, required supervision for bed mobility and transfers. She remained a high fall risk patient for reasons that included poor safety awareness.The patient was permitted to fall at the assisted living facility on 1/8/16, during which a LPN left...  Read More...

  • Patient Allowed To Wander From Nursing Home Facility; Falls And Suffers Traumatic Facial Fracture

    A 70- year-old female was admitted to a nursing home on February 25, 2012. At the time of her admission and thereafter at all times relevant, the patient had dementia, significant memory loss with minimal recall, confusion, and altered mental status. The nursing home staff knew when the patient was admitted to its facility and thereafter at all times relevant that the patient suffered from these cognitive, emotional, and physical conditions, needs, limitations, and vulnerabilities.At the time of...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Aware Of Fall Risk For A Decade Allows Patient To Fall, Suffer Fracture; Nursing Home Settles

    Admitted at 86 years old, a female patient was at the same nursing home for approximately 10 years. At all times relevant, the patient was known by the nursing home to be a fall risk due to a medical history that included dementia, incontinence, the use of assistive devices for ambulation, and the necessity for extensive assistance of nursing home staff for mobility.On January 21, 2013, the nursing home permitted the 96-year-old patient to rise, stand, and walk to the bathroom, where she fell to...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Allowed To Fall, Suffers Fracture; Nursing Home Settles

    A 90-year-old patient was admitted to a nursing home on July 19, 2013. At all times relevant, the patient was known by the nursing home to be a high fall risk due to a medical history that included a recent CVA, polio with right-sided weakness and right arm paralysis, dementia, confusion, disorientation, impaired decision making, impulsivity, the need for assistance with mobility and activities of daily living, and decreased functional mobility, strength, endurance, activity tolerance, balance, ...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Dropped From Bed, Suffers Bilateral Leg Fractures; Arbitration Awarded To Plaintiff

    A 36-year-old female patient was admitted to a nursing home on July 8, 2011.  At all times relevant, the patient had severe multiple sclerosis, was unable to move her legs, and was dependent on the assistance of the nursing home for all of her activities of daily living, including mobility.  On September 28, 2013 at approximately 1:55 a.m., a CNA was making the patient’s bed with the patient in the bed.  The bed was at staff transfer level (i.e., high), and bo...  Read More...

  • Patient Suffers Multiple Painful Fractures Due To Falls, Becomes Immobile, Nursing Home Settles

    A 91-year-old female patient was admitted to a nursing home on October 8, 2010.  At all times relevant to her care there, the patient was known by the nursing home to be a high fall risk.  Following a fall in the shower during a transfer at the nursing home on February 1, 2011, a fall from a wheelchair at the nursing home on February 14, 2011, and an incident at the nursing home on February 15, 2011 in which staff improperly lifted the patient under her arms, she required a m...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls Multiple Times, Suffers Fractures, Nursing Home Settles

    A 74-year-old male patient was admitted to a nursing home on September 1, 2011. At the time of admission and at all times thereafter, the patient was a high fall risk. The patient's family expressed concerns to the nursing home staff about the patient’s safety as a high fall risk, needing vigilant supervision, to which the nursing home staff responded by assuring the patient’s family he would be protected from falls and that all fall interventions would be used with him.On Septem...  Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Suffers Fracture, Debilitation, Nursing Home Settles

    An 81-year-old female patient was admitted to a nursing home facility on December 21, 2006. On admission, she was a high fall risk. On December 25, 2006, the patient rang her call bell multiple times to obtain help from the nursing home staff, but they did not respond.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls, Sustains Injuries, Develops Pressure Ulcers; Nursing Home Settles

    A 73-year-old male nursing home patient had a high fall risk and the danger of sustaining injury during sliding board transfers, of which the nursing home was aware. On November 7, 2012, the patient fell at the nursing home facility when a single CNA was transferring him using a sliding board. After the November 7, 2012 fall, the nursing home was to ensure that the patient would be assisted during all sliding board transfers by two members of the nursing home’s staff and that a gait belt would b...  Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Fractures Ribs, Suffers Respiratory Distress and Dies

    An 81-year-old patient was admitted to a nursing home on March 18, 2009. On admission, he was known by the defendants to be a high fall risk due to an unsteady gait and weakness and poor safety while ambulating, among other medical conditions and limitations.On March 21, 2009, the patient was permitted by the nursing home to fall in his bathroom. The patient was found in the bathroom floor.   Read More...